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Willamette National Forest encompasses the western slope of the Cascades in Central Oregon from about Roseburg north to Detroit. Bisecting this National Forest is 5 Oregon Highways, Highway 20, 22, 58, 126 and 242. Each has their own merits. To me old McKenzie highway (242)...More
It is a good year at the lake this year water is up and clarity is good as well as all the streams feeding the lake The vistas are great the only downfall is when the smoke from the wildfires walls and it can be...More
My group hiked from the Whitewater Creek Trailhead to Jefferson Park. On our journey, I saw jaw-dropping vistas of the kind I have only ever seen in pictures before. Looking out at rolling tree robed hills in designated wilderness while the watchful eye of 10,000...More
The emerald green water is something to see. The main hiking trail is an old road that goes up to Jawbone Flats. There is a more rustic trail on the other side of the creek. Several cascades & waterfalls along the way.
We visited Willamette National Forest. The views of Mt. Washington were awesome. It was clear and sunny. We also went to the 3500 acre Detroit Lake and Santiam River Area. There are views of Mt. Jefferson from Detroit Lake. it is a popular lake for...More
Our host in Albany suggested this hike, as it is her favourite. We we very pleased with the suggestion, although the water looked a little too cool for a paddle.
We walked from the trailhead to Opal Pool via the (closed) road to Jawbone Flats,...More
What a beautiful hike it was. Walking trough the old abandoned mining area with the mining equipment. The beautiful water falls with aqua color pools. The shaded hike a good place to walk when is hat day. The water Is nice and cold.
Great weekend in shoulder season, sunny and 80, the river is massive, lots of paved paths, trails to explore, super clean but rustic natural setting, now available on reserve America, cabins 40 dollars a nice sleeps 6 ish, bunk beds, double bed and a queen...More
For directions to Opal Creek / Jawbone Flats trail head turn north from Highway 22 jet pass Mill City, Oregon and continue following North Fork Road. You will pass Three Pools swimming hole on the North Satiam River. A short while after the pavement ends...More